I've got a QNAP NAS which I'm using to share music between a few devices. The problem is, on the two main laptops in my house, I'm not sure how to get the NAS drive to auto-mount on startup. One's running XP, and the other W7, so I'm guessing the solution would be different for each.
I have my music on the NAS, and I added the NAS media folder to iTunes, so that's where iTunes goes for tunes, although the network share isn't set as the default media folder for iTunes.
I originally mounted the drives on each machine using the QFinder software, not directly through Windows, I don't know if this alters anything.
On my win7 machine, the drive share is there in My computer when I boot up, and I can just go straight in to it without having to enter any login info. However, if I miss this step out and go straight in to iTunes, the music stored on the NAS is labelled as missing. I have to actually enter the folder in My Computer and then open iTunes for the music to be present in my library.
on the XP machine, I have to go to My Computer, click on the drive, and then re enter the login info for the NAS every time, before going in to iTunes, otherwise the same thing happens.
Any ideas for how to make sure automounting the drive will happen every time I boot, in both a Win7 and an XP environment? And will this be enough to ensure iTunes finds the music stored there every time I boot the laptop and open iTunes?